The possibilities are endless. Visit our Grand Central Kitchen for fresh new ways to enjoy fondue and raclette, interesting holiday and party ideas, and a wide variety of cooking classes.
The Grand Central Kitchen hosts instructors from all walks of life. Recently, classes have been conducted by talented home cooks, local food vendors, small business owners and food industry professionals. There is something new for people of all ages. Classes can be hands-on or demonstration only. Meals and specialty beverages are usually included, and some have one-on-one time with local wine makers or brewers.
To register for one of our classes, please give us a call, email, or stop by! Payment can be made by cash, check, and VISA or Mastercard for telephone registration.
Some of our most popular, commonly held classes are as follows:
CHEESE 101: Cheese and cheese-making--an interesting and complex subject. Explore an overview of the cheese families, how to taste cheese, and taste examples of four of the cheese families: Mild/Buttery, Alpine/Mtn, Chevres, and Cremes. This class also available on selected dates upon request. Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10 guests.
BREAD BAKING BASICS: Love bread? Want that ''fresh bread" aroma wafting through your home, and crusty deliciousness at your fingertips? Calling all beginner bread-bakers to come and learn the basic techniques for quick breads and scones, traditional yeast sandwich bread, and a surprising bread to bake in the microwave! Hands-on, light meal and take-home booklet included. Minimum of 4 guests, maximum of 6 guests.
FILLED PASTAS: Learn how to make fresh pasta, and roll it out with the classic Atlas pasta machine and the stand-mixer. In the meantime, learn how to make your own fresh ricotta cheese. Three filled pastas will be presented: agnolotti, ravioli, and cannelloni. Let's sip some delicious wine while we go into pasta production-fun!! A full dinner, and booklet of recipes to go home with you, too! Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10
"FEATURING ______": The format for our classes entitled "Featuring" is demonstration only. The featured winery or brewery takes center stage with their flight of seasonal beverage. CHEESE CENTRAL's role provides a meal of courses perfectly paired with each beverage. The recipe booklet and beverage information goes home with you and your full belly! Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10
PRIVATE PARTIES: Girls Night Out? Anniversary Party? Birthday party? Gourmet Club? Or no reason at all! Private parties at CHEESE CENTRAL cover many culinary topics. Call or email for a suggested list of topics or to customize your party. Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10 guests.
For additional class descriptions, please see our Monthly Newsletter.
Please note, cancellation policy does apply to all class types
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Above: CHEESE CENTRAL visits the town of Cheddar in Englad on our 5th Anniversary trip
Above: Some of the attendees at our first ever Progressive Cooking Class. Picture taken at Riaza Winery in Downtown Lodi.
Below: Potato "Tortilla" with Roasted Peppers and Garlic Ali-Oli. This Spanish inspired dish was served to the guests of our Progressive Cooking Class at Bokisch Winery.